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       make_smbcodepage - construct a codepage file for Samba

       make_smbcodepage c|d codepage inputfile outputfile

       This tool is part of the  Samba suite.

       make_smbcodepage compiles or de-compiles codepage files for use with the internationaliza-
       tion features of Samba 2.2

       c|d    This tells make_smbcodepage if it is compiling (c) a text format code page file  to
	      binary, or (d) de-compiling a binary codepage file to text.

	      This is the codepage we are processing (a number, e.g. 850).

	      This is the input file to process. In the c case this will be a text codepage defi-
	      nition file such as the ones found in the Samba source/codepages directory. In  the
	      d  case  this  will be the binary format codepage definition file normally found in
	      the lib/codepages directory in the Samba install directory path.

	      This is the output file to produce.

       A text Samba codepage definition file is a description that tells Samba how  to	map  from
       upper  to lower case for characters greater than ascii 127 in the specified DOS code page.
       Note that for certain DOS codepages (437 for example) mapping from lower to upper case may
       be non-symmetrical. For example, in code page 437 lower case a acute maps to a plain upper
       case A when going from lower to upper case, but plain upper case A  maps  to  plain  lower
       case a when lower casing a character.

       A  binary  Samba  codepage definition file is a binary representation of the same informa-
       tion, including a value that specifies what codepage this file is describing.

       As Samba does not yet use UNICODE (current for Samba version 2.2)  you  must  specify  the
       client  code  page  that  your  DOS and Windows clients are using if you wish to have case
       insensitivity done correctly for your particular language. The default codepage Samba uses
       is 850 (Western European). Text codepage definition sample files are provided in the Samba
       distribution for codepages 437 (USA), 737 (Greek),  850	(Western  European)  852  (MS-DOS
       Latin 2), 861 (Icelandic), 866 (Cyrillic), 932 (Kanji SJIS), 936 (Simplified Chinese), 949
       (Hangul) and 950 (Traditional Chinese). Users are encouraged to write text codepage  defi-
       nition  files  for  their  own code pages and donate them to samba@samba.org. All codepage
       files in the Samba source/codepages directory are compiled  and	installed  when  a  'make
       install' command is issued there.

       The  client  codepage  used  by	the  smbd server is configured using the client code page
       parameter in the smb.conf file.


       These are the input (text) codepage files provided in the  Samba  source/codepages  direc-

       A  text	codepage definition file consists of multiple lines containing four fields. These
       fields are:

       o lower: which is the (hex) lower case character mapped on this line.

       o upper: which is the (hex) upper case character that the lower case  character	will  map

       o map  upper to lower which is a boolean value (put either True or False here) which tells
	 Samba if it is to map the given upper case character to the given lower  case	character
	 when lower casing a filename.

       o map  lower to upper which is a boolean value (put either True or False here) which tells
	 Samba if it is to map the given lower case character to the given upper  case	character
	 when upper casing a filename.

       codepage.<codepage>  - These are the output (binary) codepage files produced and placed in
       the Samba destination lib/codepage directory.

       The location of the server and its support files is a matter for individual system  admin-
       istrators. The following are thus suggestions only.

       It   is	 recommended   that   the   make_smbcodepage   program	be  installed  under  the
       /usr/local/samba hierarchy, in a directory readable by all, writeable only  by  root.  The
       program itself should be executable by all. The program should NOT be setuid or setgid!

       This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.

       smbd(8) smb.conf(5)

       The  original  Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba
       is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the  Linux
       kernel is developed.

       The  original  Samba  man pages were written by Karl Auer.  The man page sources were con-
       verted to YODL format (another excellent piece  of  Open  Source  software,  available  at
       ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/ <URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>) and updated for the
       Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to DocBook for Samba 2.2 was  done  by
       Gerald Carter

					 19 November 2002		      MAKE_SMBCODEPAGE(1)
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